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Shape Up – Make DPA Fun and Easy with MLSE!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
All Ontario elementary schools are mandated to provide 20 minutes of Daily Physical Activity (DPA) for all students, and DPA is a key component of the 2010 elementary Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum. This year, Ophea is excited to be working with Maple Leaf Sports and...

Want to encourage girls and young women to be physically active?

Thursday, March 17, 2011
Become an On the Move Trainer! With funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) is recruiting fifteen women from across Ontario interested in becoming Provincial On the Move Trainers. On the Move is...

DPA Spring Contest

Thursday, March 3, 2011
Ophea's DPA Kits are a great way to add some energy and variety to your DPA program. To add some more excitement as we head into spring, we are holding a contest for anyone who orders a DPA Kit or binder in March as well as those who have ordered a kit already this school year! Contest prizes...

Spark your Brain - An Evening with Dr. John Ratey

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Join Ophea for an unforgettable professional development and learning opportunity, as Dr. John Ratey, author of SPARK: the Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, speaks about his research and the potential impact on the health and learning of children and youth! March 21st, 2011 6:30...

Youth take the lead in creating “Healthy Schools” in Oxford

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
On Friday, February 4th over 100 students, teachers, administrators, parents, H&PE Curriculum Coordinators and public health professionals from Oxford County came together to launch their new Healthy Schools Toolkit, which provides student leaders, teachers, and parents with a comprehensive...

Health and Physical Education: The Key to a Healthier Ontario

Monday, January 31, 2011
Each year the Ontario government invites citizens and organizations to submit their thoughts, ideas and recommendations for the provincial budget. Ophea's 2011 submission is as follows: Ontarians are concerned about their overall state of health; they want their government to commit to making...

New Physical Activity Guidelines for Canadians!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
New Physical Activity Guidelines for all Canadians were released early this week by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). This release directly follows reports from Stats Canada last week that Canadians are not getting enough physical activity. Equally concerning is the fact that...

World-Class Results from a World-Class Education System

Monday, December 13, 2010
Ontario has a world-class education system, and the recent results of the 2009 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) affirmed that. The assessment showed that Ontario’s 15-year-olds are second only to...

Recharge with Milk - Up Your Game!

Friday, December 3, 2010
The Dairy Farmers of Canada is offering an elite level basketball skills development program for high school coaches and players. Read more below, or visit www.UpYourGame.ca! Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), in collaboration with provincial school athletic associations, is offering a basketball...

2011 Conference Committee - Volunteers Needed!

Friday, November 26, 2010
Ophea is looking for members for its 2011 Conference Committee! The Ophea Conference is a valuable (and fun!) professional learning opportunity, and we need individuals from the education, public health and recreation sectors to help support the planning and implementation of this exciting event!...

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